Bethesda’s Dishonored is one of the most unique and highly anticipated titles of the year, and while many of you are impatiently waiting to get your hands on it this Tuesday, a leaked review from CVG has made the wait even more difficult.
Unfortunately, the review has been taken down, but not before we could get some of the in-depth details. CVG rated the game an astounding 9.5 out of 10, praising almost every aspect of the game. The review pointed out the game’s “incredible freedom” and mentioned the beautiful look of the “exciting and believable dystopian world.” CVG also pointed out the the game “works equally well as a stealth or an action game,” though criticized that the “surplus of NPCs means story can lose focus.
However, there are many who are concerned about the length of the game, as some gamers seem to have received early copies of the game and claim to have beaten it in four hours. It all depends on your play style, however, where simply running through like an action game is sure to be the quickest route to completion, but also the least rewarding. This could be just false rumors though, as level designer Dan Todd stated on the official forums:
My ghost and no kills playthrough took 22 hours. That’s without exploring every nook and cranny, and knowing the solution to everything beforehand.
Completionists are sure to have a great time, as Dishonored allows players full exploration of the environments, uncovering plenty of secrets and distractions to keep them busy. Regardless of how long it takes for a single playthrough, the real depth of the game is replaying missions and discovering new ways to solve problems, with each action affecting the outcome of the game. Bethesda has streamlined replay by allowing players to select individual missions once they have completed them.
We’re sure to see a flood of reviews across the internet tomorrow and on Tuesday, and be sure to check Explosion in future for our own in-depth review. Dishonored launches this Tuesday, October 9, on PS3, Xbox 30, and PC.